In today's post, we'll be continuing a discussion we started in early December. Silicon Valley is the land of start-ups, but founding a new business is not always a smooth process. Even if you strive to treat your new employees well, it is not always easy to be in full compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, American Muslims have frequently faced discrimination and harassment. High-profile acts of violence like the recent shootings in San Bernardino have only made things worse for peaceful Americans who identify as Muslim, and even for those who simply look like they could be of Arab descent. Sadly, the threat of terrorism has caused many people to abandon the truly American values of religious freedom and the personal liberties enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
The Bay Area is the land of startups. It is one of the few places in America where someone with a great idea and a solid work ethic can quickly turn those assets into a successful company. And once the company begins to turn a profit, that small business quickly becomes an employer and job creator.